TBR Reviewer: Shyla
the disclaimer at the end of the book. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for an uplifting tail of romance, struggle, triumph and sensual loving. I say sensual because though it steamed up the page, the focus was always on the emotions the couple invoked from one another.
Crystal is a woman in a man’s world. As one of the few female mechanics she’s subjected to unfair treatment and harassment on an almost daily basis. Despite the obstacles she refuses to compromise her beliefs by lowering herself to their level and staying in what they deem to be a “Woman’s role”. It’s these characteristics that make this heroine a woman after my own heart! I was rooting for Crystal from the very beginning and practically yelling at the screen when her low down, snake in the grass co-workers turned a blind eye to the harassment going on. Three years in the hostile environment has left Crystal gun shy when it comes to men. But then she meets a Grant. A handsome chocolate skinned pilot who has manners and a major dose of swag going. When he asks her to meet him out at a club on base she breaks her own rule of “No pilots” and sets a series of exciting, nerve wracking and difficult situations in motion.
Grant Masters is a man who was raised right. He’s intelligent, polite, and handsome to boot. (I know you’re wondering where you can find a man like this, right?) Despite his suave façade and successful career he’s been hurt badly in his past. That he over comes his apprehension to dating white woman when he’s a man of color speaks volumes. ( The apprehension comes with a good reason y’all, I would tell you, but then I’d give everything away. You have to read it to get the 411!) Never one to let the past hold him back he pushes a side his past experiences, and pursues the intriguing Crystal. The passion between them is explosive, and the connection they share is deep. Stepping into a relationship feels like coming home to both of them, but not everyone is pleased to see the interracial romance blossom. In the end they’ll have to face not only themselves, but outside forces. If their love proves strong enough they may just discover a romance that will last a lifetime.